The Best Pressure Cooker
|Posted by: Mycota Dec 03 02, 12:10 PM GMT|
| Flat out. All American brand PC's are the best made. The best buy on the web =
That is a #921 AA PC.
|Posted by: DirtyWOP Dec 03 02, 12:21 PM GMT|
how much are they?
|Posted by: Mycota Dec 03 02, 01:06 PM GMT|
$295, shipped free. http://www.appliances.com/apo94941.html Mycota
|Posted by: Nanook Dec 03 02, 01:45 PM GMT|
| That's Mine
I get 20 qts in mine
The actual pot is 41 qts, or 10 gallons and a qt liquid capacity to the rim. It weighs 94 lbs fully loaded
|Posted by: steveoi812 Dec 03 02, 02:27 PM GMT|
|How long does it take to build up pressure in that baby nan?|
|Posted by: Jade Dec 03 02, 02:29 PM GMT|
wow! why the heck am i still fiddling with a 10 half-pints at a time PC???
|Posted by: Mycota Dec 03 02, 03:40 PM GMT|
You can park a VW in this one, LOL. We can all dream, can't we. Mycota
|Posted by: steveoi812 Dec 03 02, 04:14 PM GMT|
|10 hell I can only fit 5 in mine, . Its cool though...|
|Posted by: Nanook Dec 03 02, 05:04 PM GMT|
|I heat mine on a turkey fryer that is jetted out for natural gas. The burner puts out nearly two foot of vertical flame. With the pc set on top of there and the burner cranked I get flame licking up the sides. It roars pretty good, but gets up to pressure fast. 20-30 minutes to get steam, another 10 minutes maybe to get to pressure.|
|Posted by: hos Dec 03 02, 06:50 PM GMT|
|I was gonna ask how you heat that thing. Would that even work on a normal stove?|
|Posted by: steveoi812 Dec 03 02, 06:51 PM GMT|
|I was wondering the same thing...|
|Posted by: Nanook Dec 03 02, 07:36 PM GMT|
|Posted by: Mycota Dec 03 02, 07:58 PM GMT|
| These things weigh close to 100 pounds loaded & get very HOT.
That is not something very well suited for a stove top.
Some stoves do not even have the clearance & Nan is right on about it taking awhile to heat up.
I use mine on a HD low work bench, with a stand alone 220v electric heating element, on a timer.
The #921, or a used #925 (think eBay) is much more suitable for the kithchen.
|Posted by: Fred Garvin Dec 03 02, 08:49 PM GMT|
| My baby is an AA 25x electric steam sterilizer. I got it for 250 bucks along with an impulse sealer and some other equipment. I can fit six quart jars, and if I remember correctly about fifteen 1/2 pints. One of the best investments in tools i've ever made.
|Posted by: AMD Dec 03 02, 10:11 PM GMT|
| If you are serious about the hobby, get an All American. I wouldn't fool with anything else for doing grain or anything more than a few brf/verm half pints.
|Posted by: HapplyDeranged Dec 03 02, 11:02 PM GMT|
|but 125 shiped is a little $$$$$ ace hardware has the presto 22qt presure cooker for 75 and the mirro one for 70. most people have and ace hardware around and if they dont have it in stock they will order it for you. they carry ball canning jars too up to 1/2 gal.|
|Posted by: AMD Dec 03 02, 11:09 PM GMT|
| The Presto will work but if you ever saw an All American you would know the difference is well worth the $50. Heavy duty throughout. It makes the Presto or any of the stuff you can pick up at Walleyworld look like a cheap tin toy. It will last you and a few decendents a lifetime of heavy use.
|Posted by: HapplyDeranged Dec 04 02, 12:38 AM GMT|
|all american is a great product dont get me wrong but for those with limited $$$$$ and want a large pc those are great alternatives. you can fit 24 1/2 pints in either of those pc.|
|Posted by: Mycota Dec 04 02, 02:55 AM GMT|
You get what you pay for.
Over the last year alone, I watched a few foaf's go through about half dozen Mirro, Presto & other similar brand PC's.
All of them sh*t canned them, after having generaly unsatisfactory results and/or simply got tired of replacing worn out or blown out seals on them & all bought AA PC's.
Set up side by side & run 24 / 7....... AA PC's will perform a life time, while the others get recycled into beer cans.
Using a Mirro, Presto etc, is like kids talking about sex.
Using an All American is like fit adults HAVING GOOD SEX.
The Diff between the two, do not compare.
|Posted by: Malformed Dec 04 02, 03:10 AM GMT|
| i use a mirro, plan to buy a good all american one when i have the cash.
i paid $40 for the mirro i have, got it brand new 50% off normal price.
i can fit 16 half pints.
best thing about the all american stuff...
Manufactured by Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry.
*claps briefly for wisconsin*
|Posted by: Nanook Dec 04 02, 01:02 PM GMT|
| I used to live in Chicago, and they would rail on people from Wisconsin all the time. The one that killed me... Wisconsin Chrome
It took me awhile to figure out what that meant, when I finally got it, it floored me
But the foundry work there is first rate. It's not chromed
|Posted by: Mycota Dec 04 02, 01:44 PM GMT|
LOL, Nan. Is that the same "chrome" they use in the southern states. As in "duct tape"?
|Posted by: Nanook Dec 04 02, 05:42 PM GMT|
| Yes, they would use it to rechrome bumpers and headlight wells is what I heard on the radio
|Posted by: Nanook Dec 04 02, 05:46 PM GMT|
| No offense Mal... But the people in Chicago are nutz about railing on Wisconsins, it's one of the things I remember most about social life there, Wisconsin jokes. I mean they had stand up guys that specialized in it.
|Posted by: ion Dec 06 02, 07:10 PM GMT|
| A better deal on the AA 921...
Shipping is around 12 bucks.
|Posted by: 420M Dec 06 02, 07:17 PM GMT|
| I LUV my AA cooker. . .. still keep the Presto around in case I have to do a large batch of jars. . .would love another AA for xmas though.
|Posted by: WescoI Dec 06 02, 07:50 PM GMT|
| flat landers, all a 'ya! Wisconsin aint that bad. yeah, so i might be a "cheesehead" to you guys, but i have used duct tape on my headlight wells
feel free to make fun of us because we drink a lot, put duct tape on our cars, and have cheese farts.
|Posted by: Mycota Dec 06 02, 08:21 PM GMT|
Check your math.
|Posted by: ion Dec 08 02, 02:32 AM GMT|
Brain fart! And I'm not even from Wisconsin!
I must have been looking at the 941 link... oops!
I did get an AA 921 from the place I linked to for 114 total (after shipping and all)... I guess it must have been on clearance or something... damn...
|Posted by: Mycota Dec 08 02, 04:35 AM GMT|
| No brainfart. Shit happens to all of us, now & again.
Thinking one thing & doing another, bong hit #3, does that some times.
A true surprise, is a silent ...odorless... fart, with a .....lump....... in it.LOL